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Matthews out tonight, Thornton out a month, several lineup changes incoming

Matthews out tonight, Thornton out a month, several lineup changes incoming

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be taking on the Edmonton Oilers in a repeat of Wednesday’s game, hoping for a different result than the 3-1 final that the last rendition ended in. They’ll have to figure that out with a different cast of players, including their biggest star, as the team confirmed a series of injuries and lineup changes this morning. Here’s the gist of […]

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Postgame: Leafs Lose 3-1 to Oilers in Something Resembling a Game

Postgame: Leafs Lose 3-1 to Oilers in Something Resembling a Game

Today was an exciting day. Our southern neighbours in the US celebrated a shift towards getting back on the right track on the national scale, Toronto was in it’s honeymoon night after the Blue Jays made one of the biggest signings in the team’s recent history in George Springer, and to cap it all off, we were going to get a McDavid vs. Matthews spectacular! […]

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Leafs Postgame: Andersen bounces back, Buds control pace in 3-1 win over Winnipeg

Leafs Postgame: Andersen bounces back, Buds control pace in 3-1 win over Winnipeg

After a back-to-back weekend against a hard-and-grindy Ottawa Senators roster, one would hope for a little bit of R&R time. The shortened season doesn’t afford teams that sort of luxury, though – Toronto doesn’t get a two-day-off patch any time soon. Yesterday was their rest, and today was time for them to shift from more traditional rivals to new ones – the typically West-playing Winnipeg […]

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Leafs lose Dell to New Jersey via Waivers, Spezza Clears, Lineup Tweaked

Leafs lose Dell to New Jersey via Waivers, Spezza Clears, Lineup Tweaked

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltending depth looks a little bit lighter on Monday afternoon, as the New Jersey Devils claimed Aaron Dell off the waiver wire in a situation that Toronto had tried hard to avoid, but ultimately knew to be inevitable. New Jersey claims Aaron Dell off waivers from Toronto. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 18, 2021 The Maple Leafs signed Dell on October […]

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Leafs promote Pierre Engvall to Taxi Squad, bringing context to waiver assignments

Leafs promote Pierre Engvall to Taxi Squad, bringing context to waiver assignments

According to the ever-invaluable salary cap resource CapFriendly, the Toronto Maple Leafs have called up Pierre Engvall from their AHL reserve roster and onto their Taxi Squad. Toronto Maple #Leafs have recalled forward Pierre Engvall from the minors and placed him on their Taxi Squad.https://t.co/frEil2vl04 https://t.co/HnxyeYOxkS — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) January 17, 2021 Engvall was assigned to the Marlies in a wave of end-of-camp cuts on […]

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Leafs place Jason Spezza and Aaron Dell on waivers

Leafs place Jason Spezza and Aaron Dell on waivers

At the conclusion of a 2-1-0 opening week, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made their first sequence of roster transactions in the regular season, placing goaltender Aaron Dell and forward Jason Spezza on waivers this afternoon. Aaron Dell (TOR) and Jason Spezza (TOR) are among those on NHL waivers today. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 17, 2021 The names in question may come as a […]

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Leafs Postgame: Redemption Night leads to 3-2 victory

Leafs Postgame: Redemption Night leads to 3-2 victory

A familiar phrase will come out of everyone in Toronto tonight: “That’s better”. After a somewhat embarrassing loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday night, in what one could call a “Trap Game”, a couple of noteworthy names led the Toronto Maple Leafs to a well-controlled, if still somewhat-tight 3-2 win against the very same Battle of Ontario opponents in their first Saturday Night matchup […]

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Leafs Postgame: The Ever-Predictable Trap Game

Leafs Postgame: The Ever-Predictable Trap Game

One of the beautiful things about hockey is, due to the amount of players involved, the sway of goaltenders, and all other sorts of factors of luck and skill, you never know who is going to win. All the same, a projected 1-seed taking on a projected bottom-seed should be pretty slanted. At least, if you’ve never watched the Toronto Maple Leafs. While you wouldn’t […]

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Leafs Postgame: The only rule is it has to work, as Leafs win 5-4 in OT

Leafs Postgame: The only rule is it has to work, as Leafs win 5-4 in OT

Whew. That was sloppy, that was chaotic, that was nail biting to the very end, that was… a Leafs season opener. For the third time in the last five years, the first game of the season went to overtime, and for the fourth year in a row, the blue and white ultimate came out ahead, beating the Montreal Canadiens 5-4  in a game where they […]

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